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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Exclusive Photo Tour Takes You Inside The Childs Restaurant

This is probably the first set of pictures taken and released of the interior of the Childs Restaurant building on the Coney Island boardwalk in over 50 years.

View slideshow or visit ConeyHOP's photostream on

Built in 1923, this Spanish Colonial Revival style building which was home to the Childs restaurant and was merely one of over 90 other Childs Restaurants, (the other one in Coney currently houses Coney Island USA's museum and sideshow, which was actually moved from its exact original location). This Childs restaurant on the boardwalk thrived for more than thirty years, until it closed in the mid 50's to become a candy factory. It received Landmark status in 2003 but remained dark and shut for over 50 years until this year when it was utilized for the 2007 Mermaid Parade Ball.

Currently the building has been leased by Taconic Investment Partners and is undergoing a clean up and renovations in preparation for various private and public uses beginning this year including a catered event this August.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/25/2007 04:16:00 AM 


Blogger Jeremiah Moss said...

this is a great slideshow--thanks for recording this almost lost treasure. glad to hear it's actually being preserved and not demolished for that for real???

July 25, 2007 at 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Hey, you just made my day... thanks for sharing!

July 26, 2007 at 10:55 PM  

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